Study shows hunter-gatherers used active burning to improve grazing, drive bison, long before arrival of Columbus Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range, painting by Charles Marion Russell, 1905. DALLAS (SMU) – Native American communities actively managed North American prairies for centuries before Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World, according to a new study [...]
The modern link between high carbon levels and climate change didn’t appear to hold true for a time interval about 25 million years ago; but now a new study using a different methodology has found the link does indeed exist.
Human hunter-gatherer groups developed sophisticated social and mating networks to minimize inbreeding as early as 34,000 years ago, a new study finds.
A $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, targets the ongoing struggle of U.S. elementary and high school students with math.
Slate online magazine journalist Adam Willis covered the research from the lab of SMU biomechanics expert Peter Weyand for a story about the world's fastest sprinter, Usain Bolt.
Dallas Innovates covered the research of SMU physicist Thomas Coan, a U.S. scientist on DUNE — the massive particle detector being built a mile underground to unlock the mysteries of neutrino particles.
Dallas Fed, SMU and consortium to establish new Federal Statistical Research Data Center.
D Magazine's D CEO profiled longtime SMU faculty member Suku Nair, a professor in the SMU Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. Nair has been named director of the AT&T Center for Virtualization at SMU.
The New York Times reporter Filip Bondy interviewed SMU biomechanics expert Peter Weyand of the SMU Locomotor Laboratory, for a story about Hunter Woodhall, an 18-year-old athlete with prosthetic limbs competing against top scholastic stars in the United States.